A Shreveport Police officer was attacked after responding to a loitering call on Wednesday February 22nd, at the Circle K on the corner of Line Avenue & Olive Street.  The officer encountered a homeless man loitering at the store.

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Shreveport police spokesman Corporal Chris Bordelon said the man had been accused of shoplifting at the store, and refused to leave the area.  When the officer attempted to make the arrest, the man attacked the officer, reportedly hitting her in the head.  Nearby citizens who saw the attack rushed to assist the officer.

David Streetman Photo via SPD
David Streetman
Photo via SPD

This is the second attack on a female police officer in less than a week.  A Grand Cane man is accused of slamming a female officer into a vehicle then trying to choke her during Saturday's Mardi Gras parade.  That attack occured after a traffice stop where their vehicle was pulled over on the parade route.

That man, Colby Bracknell, 22 years old, and the woman who was with him were arrested on multiple charges.

The female officer involved in Wednesday's attack was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, and is expected to recover fully.

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